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off the race to the top, let's hire 100,000 new math and science teachers who are actually trained in math and science. let's continue to focus on early childhood education, makes a big difference for kids who are particularly low income. part of the race to the top let's figure out what are the dropout factors out there. a couple thousand schools where we know they are really underperforming and let's transform those schools. >> in the state of the union you said i'm putting you on notices, colleges, if you don't reduce this tuition, you don't see your funding dropped. is there any evidence that they have done anything to changed? that they have listened to that threat? >> there are some schools that we have. the biggest problem that we have with tuition, especially at public universities, is state legislatures have been shifting priorities, and what we've said to state legislatures is you've got to do your part and prioritize this because how well your state does is going to depend on how good -- how well your work force is educated, but what we've also seen is schools starting t
three years of science and at least three years of social science, comparedded to those who students who did not complete a core curriculum, those students completing a core curriculum scored 144 points higher on the s.a.t. >> suarez: what do we know about the predictive value of the test itself? you have a threshold for college readiness. if you go into an institution of higher learning without reaching that threshold, are you automatically going to fail, not complete? what do we know? >> absolutely not. that threshold is a guide. it allows us to look at groups of students. what we know is that the group of students who meet the threshold have a 65% likelihood of achieving a b-minus g.p.a. or higher during their freshman year. obviously there are other factors that admission officers take into consideration. but it does help guide us in thinking about where we are and the need to have more students better prepared for college. currently of 100 ninth graders, 44 will go on to college. yet only 21 will graduate within a six-year period. this is highly problematic. >> suarez: roger thompso
may sound like science fiction but google headquarters where engineers are working to make the dream a reality. explains a new and modernized of the road. >> perhaps the drive point governor jerry brown arrived today at google headquarters toyota. he then went inside and signed a law clearing the way for driverless cars to hit the road. >> self driving car is another step forward in this long march of california pioneering the future and leading not just the country, the whole world. >> the new law will set standards including requiring a human being to be behind the wheel in case of an emergency, but that may eventually change according to google cofounder. >> you can have a car drop you off at work, get out, walk through a little bit of space, and it goes off and takes somebody else somewhere else. >> he says driverless cars may enable large car sharing and potentially reduce the demand for parking. engineers say driverless cars will not be subject to what most automobile crashes, human error. >> i expect going to be far safer than human-driven cars. >> judging by a reaction, some
're the -- >> are they luddit, anti-science? >> i think if they're convinced, as many of them are, that science is being used as a conspiracy to take away their freedom and take away their dependence -- >> i saw that movie, it's called "planet of the apes" and it wasn't a comedy. >>i're a ln to -- we watch fox, we listen because have you to cover the wholspectrum as a reporter, that's the -- that's the message that you get. that the scientists and the bureaucrats are combining to rob us of our freedom. >> so it's basically a fear, ar vein take a look at this number though. the infamous birther question. was the president born in the united states? unounstie to be born here to be president. ohio republican primary voters, people who voted already this year, 37% don't think barack obama was born here. just 2 in 5 say the president was american born and, therefore, a legitimate president. when you ask the president's religion, this gets scary. a majority of all voters don't take him at his word. just 49%. rin,ch is what he saysy he's he is. and 30% of republicans and 34% of conservative republicans say obama is
to imagine what isn't and bringing be it into reality. so today we're looking at science fiction becoming tomorrow's reality. the self-driving car. >> reporter: like many technologies developed here in silicon valley, this one sll needs time to grow and answer questions like who gets the ticket if a self-driving car runs a red light. >> self-driving cars do not run red lights. >> reporter: and there you have it. something else to consider about the hype about the google glasses. sergey brin was wearing them there. maybe when you're being driven to work you can check your stock, facebook updates in front of you on your windshield. the possibilities are endless. >> can you sit in the car behind the steering wheel and it drives for you? >> you sit in the car behind the steering wheel. in fact the law at first says somebody does have to be there. but you don't have to steer. all the gps and technology involved puts the car on a path for you. >> fascinating. thank you, scott budman. >>> san jose police released surveillance videos of man robbing a bank. the man is seen wearing a baseball bat a
called those science fiction becoming tomorrow's reality. >> they're closer to becoming reality than you think. abc's jim avila has taken one for a test drive. >> reporter: you've seen this, cars that slam on the brakes before you hit a pole. but here's something you have never seen. the car of the future. making the driver totally unnecessary. no hands. google's working on one. and the federal government is sponsoring a field test in ann arbor, michigan. with cars that automatically swerve past accidents and alert you to oncoming hazards. now, this at general motors test track. i sat in the driver's seat when this car stayed in its lane. it stopped on its own when a car driving 30 miles an hour slower, pulled in front of us. >> we can see the day when cars avoid collisions. >> reporter: it's on a dream, since george jetson sat in his flying car. >> the vehicle can take complete control and take you to your destination in comfort and safety and security. >> reporter: this prototype used radar, cameras and gps to drive itself. feet off the pedals. can look away. don't do this at home. at
to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >> bill: thanks for staying with us. i'm bill o'reilly. three hot topics, beginning with another unbelievable aclu campaign. this one in michigan. they're asking a federal judge to prohibit a checkoff box on voting registration applications that asserts the person voting is a citizen of the united states. they don't want that. here now, attorneys of fox news analyst kimberly gill guilfoyle and his wheel. who is it going to hurt and suppress? >> suppress everybody in michigan because everyone will be confused. >> bill: confused. >> are you a u.s. citizen? >> bill: that's going to confuse nerve. >> that's what the aclu is saying. i hate to agree with you. i hate it. >> bill: this is just madness and stupidity. >> yes. >> bill: more aclu taking up the time of the courts. >> they're saying the process -- >> due process. >> confuse the issue, which you have to say you're an american citizen. >> bill: you know why they're doing this, don't you? >> of course, because they want to
, science and language arts. the superintendent told the albany patch she learned of the allegations monday placed him on leave immediately, called police. school officials will be reaching out to parents and additional counseling is available for students at the middle school. he is being held on $100,000 bail. he's scheduled for his first appearance friday at 2:00 in the afternoon. on the albany patch, a lot of readers are sending in comments and vast majority in favor of the man they called mr. i. one person saying that his child dressed up as mr. i as they call him, on halloween they liked him so much, popular person, a lot of debate and right now we don't know how long this relationship lasted, albany police looking for anybody who knows anything about this possible relationship alleged relationship to come forward or if there might have been others. that in itself is drawing ire from the people on the website. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> problems at another east bay school in antioch, fourth grade student brought a weapon to school students knew about it and what shocked administr
striking for their kids. >> how about science deniers. the science is in. you have to get that in. birther three is critical for learning. it is a funding issue. if you don't have money for kids until they are six years old to start kinder garden, you have missed that -- those critical brain development years. we are starting to fund public education too late. >> i want to unpack one thing pedro said so people understand. when we say integration is off the table in public schools, what we are talking about is that justice roberts ruled in 2007 in the seattle school's decision that schools could not take race into a factor at all to integrate public schools. that's where brown ended and so i just think as a big point, not that we have all the time in the world for it but part of these reform issues are also about reforming the courts. there are certain decisions we talk a lot about in money and politics. this area of integration is something that is going to come from reforming. >> i have been so revved up since education nation. we are doing a little education every week. you guys are alre
to go. it is the way of the future. and with the science advancing as rapidly as it is, i think it makes good sense. >> unless you're going to replace the experts -- and that's what those guys are, experts -- with experts, then it's potentially a problem. >> d.c. police says the city has not hired enough officers and has stretched the force too thin. >>> this morning parks and service will announce the contractor picked to repair the earthquake damaged washington monument. the monument sustained serious structural damage in last year's 5.2 magnitude quake. the top of the obelisk has large cracks. the repairs are expected to cost $15 million. the monument won't reopen until sometime in 2014. look for the latest on "news 4 midday" at 11:00 and on our website, nbcwashington.com of. >>> a major casino and gaming company wants to buy a stake in the largest gaming center maryland live. penn national gaming, which also jones rosecroft race way in prince george's county wants to buy a stake in maryland live. penn national has been trying to defeat maryland's gaming bill, and their hollywood casi
? >> the reason they went into it, keep in mind, president obama has a science advisor john hold drum, one. hazards after free society is cheap energy. secretary chu getting solyndra and solar companies money. what their goal was as president obama stated to make energy rates skyrocket. only makes conceiveable sense in electricity and energy is in the stratosphere much more expensive. solar only begins to make sense. so that was the original plan. that didn't come through because congress failed to pass a climate bill which would have helped. president obama is doing everything he can to make energy more difficult when it comes to coal in the united states and other forms of drilling and things like that. so what's happened is it is ideology that is driving this policy. they want renewable energy. it is based on fear of man made global warming. they say we have to get off carbon based energy. need to do it fast. this is their ideology. that is why they're doing stuff that makes no sense. federal government as venture capitalist makes no sense. melissa: venture capitalist their record is no
't understand it. i don't understand it. science has been rejected on so many counts and things like the clean water act which make sense. before the clean water act was passed, the quality of water was governed by each state individually. and it wasn't working. rivers were catching on fire. the clean water act was passed. there were federal regulations governing the quality of our water. and things got a lot better and now we want to go back to how it was before which is clearly a system that doesn't work. >> eliot: it is staggering when you recognize how much the political debate has shift in the wrong direction. when it comes to water, what are you telling people to organize, how can they build another base of support to take actions that are needed not only to protect the oceans that you focus on and talk about so eloquently but also domestically, our internal water sources, what should people be doing? >> the united states has a great water crisis on its hands and i think we all need to be mindful of where our water
checking us out on facebook. back in haf hour. an rc robotic claw. my high school science teacher made me what i am today. our science teacher helped us build it. ♪ now i'm a geologist at chevron, and i get to help science teachers. it has four servo motors and a wireless microcontroller. over the last three years we've put nearly 100 million dollars into american education. that's thousands of kids learning to love science. ♪ isn't that cool? and that's pretty cool. ♪ ♪ >>> that's psy's gangnam style. it turned him into an overnight sensation here in the u.s. guess what. he's back home now in south korea. and as you can see, his fans loved him there. we're going to hear from psy about his triumphant home coming in a little while. >> why not. why do you think we do these stories? there's only one reason. >> to embarrass me. >> well, to embarrass ourselves and to get you to do the gangnam style. >> no. >> we need a hash tag, matt does the gangnam style today. >> you hold your breath and we'll see what happens. >> in the meantime, we'll move on. >>> we're going to meet a couple who
-driving cars, yes, i said self-driving cars, governor jerry brown called the vehicles "science fiction becoming tomorrow's reality." >> they're closer to being reality than you might think. in fact, abc's jim avila h already taken one out for a test drive. >> reporter: you have seen this -- cars that slam on the brakes before you hit a pole. but here's something you have never seen. the car of the future making the driver totally unnecessary. no hand. google is working on one. and the federal government is sponsoring a field test in ann arbor, michigan with cars that automatically swerve past potential accidents and alert you to oncoming hazards. and now this at general motors' test track, i sat in the driver's seat as this cadillac at high speeds stayed in its lane. at 60 miles an hour it stopped on its own even when a car driving 30 miles slower pulleden front of us. >> we can foresee the day when vehicles will avoid collisions. >> reporter: it has been a car maker's dream since george jetson sat in his automated flying car. >> the vehicle can take complete control and take you to your destin
with the same science? >> well, i don't believe that, i believe what they are doing is reweighting the data. that would not establish a trend. the accurate polling which is no reason to go to the polls. go to the accurate one. rasmussen shows the race within a point or two in each of the states . by the way, the trend in rasmussen and in my own poling is that romney was doing foin in august and fell back because of the democratic convention and recovered at end of last week and now even . that is the reality. if the election were held today. romney would carry ohio, florida, nevada, virge virge and a shot at wisconsin where i am today. and would win over 300 electoral votes. the media is deliberately or inadvertantly and wrongly showing the race to be different. >> brian: new york times and washington post using that science having him trailing in all three . nationally everyone said it is a dead heat. dick, stick around. we have to talk to you more. coming up there is no doubt about it that the attack in libya was an act of terror, why does the president blame a movie. dick morris has an i
: in science and atmospheric conditions. >> stop it. just stop it. >> stephanie: obama opens up substantial leads in key swing states. he has opened up significantly over mitt romney in pennsylvania, ohio and florida according to a cbs news "new york times" poll. oh dear! let's see. a 10-point lead in ohio. is that the one that's wrong? oh dear. [ wah wah ] >> kelby at current said -- kelby, shelby, whatever. >> stephanie: i love you in steel magnolias. >> the best random facebook quote of the day. every time mitt opens his mouth a swing state gets its wings. >> stephanie: oh, wait a minute. who's that that just slipped in. >> stephy. >> stephanie: what's all of the heavy breathing i hear? ♪ the humpty dance ♪ ♪ do the hump ♪ >> hump days with hal sparks. >> yes, yes! >> somebody had time to stop at starbucks. >> coffee bean, thank you very much. it is the west coast. >> stephanie: somebody's recovering from their birthday yesterday. happy birthday. >> thanks. yeah, we were actually shooti
. >> will it be like mystery science theater 2000. >> stephanie: no it's before the bait. >> chris only has to half of that. so you will be able to do the makeup chris. all right. >> stephanie: bill cow went. >> this administration is not behind israel as much as they would like you to believe. >> jews aren't close enough to israel. okay. >> stephanie: wow, you are not jewy enough, apparently. >> i get the fact that right-wingers like cohan like to think we're going to invade iran. i would like to know how we are going to envied the what they call the soviet union. >> stephanie: yeah we have to get our number one geopolitical foes, anyone from the rocky movies. >> exactly. [ inaudible ] iran came from overthrowing muslovit -- >> are you apologizing for america again or explaining what is happening in the middle east? >> stephanie: eric bolling on the five. >> is there any question between now and 42 days from now that there will be something that is returned? let's make sure it is done for the right reasons, not just for a -- you know a campaign event. >> stephanie: is there ev
and self- discovery. >>> some san francisco residents can visit the california academy of sciences for free this weekend. it is all part of the neighborhood free days which is every friday through sunday through the end of october. people living in the zip codes there on your screen can enter for free this weekend. all you have to do is bring your photo i.d., each adult can bring up to six children. >>> more than 2000 soccer balls will be flying in the air at candlestick today. america scores, a local youth soccer group, will gather to try and break the guinness world record for the most soccer balls dribbled at one time. last year the st. louis chapter made history when 428 soccer players came together, but the united nations has since defeated that record with more than 2000 dribblers in the gaza strip. they will be at the stick at 1:00. >>> the petaluma little league team will enjoy a whole new adventure this afternoon. since advancing to the little league world series, the players took part in a town parade and honored by both the giants and a's. now the team will swim with dolphins at
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the latest science at the institute of medicine which determined the appropriate amount of calories. you know, savannah, the white house pints out that most students 850 calories will be enough, and we're talking about fighting incidents of obesity. >> for student athletes if it's a concern they can bring a snack from home. mara schiavocampo, thanks very much. >> coming up next, brian williams with mitt romney talking about what romney would do to fix our schools, right after this. [ phil ] i have a toyota camry hybrid. [ man ] tell me about that. [ phil ] katie and i talked about really committing to making a difference in the amount of gas that we use. she was using 8 to 10 tankfuls. i was using 5 tankfuls. now i use one tankful a month, and she may use about two. it drives like a sports car. it handles very well. people are a little surprised that a hybrid zipped by them the way that i do. [ male announcer ] see phil's story and more at the camry effect. camry from toyota. a kraft homestyle mac & cheese bowl. it's yours for a mere 30 minutes of a pg-13 movie. [ alien noises ] [ male announ
science at the institute of medicine which determined the appropriate amount of calories. you know, savannah, the white house pints out that most students 850 calories will be enough, and we're talking about fighting incidents of obesity. >> for student athletes if it's a concern they can bring a snack from home. mara schiavocampo, thanks very much. >> coming up next, brian williams with mitt romney talking about what romney would do to fix our schools, right after this. [ phil ] i have a toyota camry hybrid. [ man ] tell me about that. [ phil ] katie and i talked about really committing to making a difference in the amount of gas that we use. she was using 8 to 10 tankfuls. i was using 5 tankfuls. now i use one tankful a month, and she may use about two. it drives like a sports car. it handles very well. people are a little surprised that a hybrid zipped by them the way that i do. [ male announcer ] see phil's story and more at the camry effect. camry from toyota. a kraft homestyle mac & cheese bowl. it's yours for a mere 30 minutes of a pg-13 movie. [ alien noises ] [ male announ
existed in people's imagination. >> today we're looking at science fiction becoming tomorrow tease reality, the self-driving car. >> reporter: it's called an autonomous vehicle. google has been testing a dozen prius models equipped with sensors allowing them to drive themselves. >> think the self-driving car can improve the quality of life for everyone here in california, in the country and in the world. >> reporter: on tuesday the governor signed a bill directing the steal's dmv to come up with regulations for licensing and operating driverless autos by 2015. he discovered there's many questions yet to be answered. >> so if a self-driving car runs a red light and gets nabbed by the camera, who gets the ticket? >> whoever owns the car, i think. we'll work that out. that's the easiest problem to work out. >> self-trying cars don't run red lights. >> rules regulating self-driving cars are on the way, cars themselves are still being developed. for cbs "this morning," ben tracey, los angeles. >>> so you ready for driverless car? >> no. didn't they tell you when you learn to drive do the 10 and
. there are different flavors all come down to science. commercial tomatoes have been scientifically bred to be inexpensive, easy to ship and avail scrabble all year round. nothing wrong with that says this tomato researcher. >> it's an economical crop. part of the reason is the farmer wants maximum yield out of his field. so we have a lot to thank the industry for for developing these. and nobody at that point expected it would have anything to do with the flavor of the fruit when they are ripened. >> reporter: at her lab, powell discovered hybrid commercial tomatoes no longer carry one gene found in heir looms. without it they produce less sugar. in our instant test one off the shelf tomato had just half the sugar. >> 5.5. >> reporter: of the heir loom tomato. sue fwar is only one reason that heirlooms may taste better. >> it smells so good. >> reporter: where and how they are grown counts for a lot. >> tomatoes you get at the supermarket, they look perfect. this one doesn't look perfect. >> to me it looks perfect. >> reporter: these garden variety tomatoes are anything but average to t
of the house, science, space, and technology committee as well as a confer rei on -- conferee on the faa committee, i realize making the skies safer, less congested, and cleaner requires substantial investments. we must invest in the future, but we have to invest wisely. i'm concerned with the department of transportation, inspector general's april 2012 # report that the en route implementation schedule slipped by four years, and over budgeted by $330 million. in addition, i understand that although progress is being made, the agency has had difficulties in developing performance metrics for next generation goals. i want to thank you chairman petri and ranking member costillo, for holding the hearing, and i look forward to the testimony of the witnesses today because i believe we have to implement the next generation technology. thank you, and i yield back. >> thank you, and now we turn to the first panel, and i'd like to welcome the honorable john portcari, the u.s. secretary of the department of transportation, the acting administrator of the faa. welcome to both of you, and our regula
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